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Welcome! I am using this blog to share our family's homeschooling thoughts and experiences.

THIS SCHOOL YEAR (2017-2018): Our oldest child, EL, finished her formal education in May, so we only have our son, JJ to school this year. We intend to homeschool him through High School, and will be using a variety of different curriculum choices to complete this goal.

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Miscellaneous School Project Photos

In November, JJ and David went on a field trip to a local college to visit the TV/Radio Station.

JJ practicing his skip counting before beginning to learn his multiplication facts.
 
EL making a model of an insect.

Making Christmas cards to give to family and friends. (Note: This is a good way to recycle all your old Christmas cards!)

Learning about metamorphosis and demonstrating how a caterpillar emerges from a cocoon.
 
This Winter, we have had fun watching the Cardinals and other little birds eat from the bird feeder we made earlier in the year.

Painting with sponges after learning about sea sponges and other creatures of the sea.

Learning about the art of Chinese papercutting. These fragile pieces were given to me and David almost 20 years ago by a college-age foreign exchange student from China. We hosted him and another young man from Korea in our home for a weekend.
 
Our own version of Chinese papercutting. EL and I did the one on the left, JJ did the one on the right.

Learning about Taxonomy - what Scientists do to classify plant life into different groups. We used JJ's bouncy ball collection to see what its like to classify things into groups. 
The Kingdom = Rubber Bouncy Balls
The Phylum = Colors
Class = Solid Colors / Not Solid Colors
Order = Same / Different Patterns  

Trying a version of Johnny Cakes - often eaten during George Washington's time-period. They were normally eaten warm with applebutter or molasses, but leftovers would also be eaten cold as a snack. Made with cornmeal, water, butter, and a bit of sugar and salt.

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